Community Safety

Addiction Induced Crime: An Ignored Disaster

February 16, 2017 Dave 0

Our anti-drug laws make drugs expensive. A young person who falls into the trap of addiction often lacks means to supply herself by legal means. It’s a bigger problem for our economy than people seem […]

Community Safety

Guzman Gone, Good! But…

January 23, 2017 Dave 0

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is a goner at last. With his extradition to the U.S. and lockup in a high security prison in Brooklyn, it is unlikely he will see freedom again. Unless, of course, […]

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Community Health

Ithaca, New York, a Grown Up Town

March 8, 2016 Dave 0

Like the resplendent faculae that burst out from the sun’s core isolated spots in our country are flaring with revolutionary ideas to deal with our useless war on drugs.  The LEAD experiment in Seattle is […]

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Adult Drug Use

Cannabis Candy Is Not Always Dandy

June 24, 2015 Dave 0

In a previous post I mentioned the problem for adult users of cannabis laced candies, condiments and cookies. Many of these products pack a tremendous punch and there is risk that before the user realizes […]

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Adult Drug Use

We Don’t Owe Mexico Anything, but….

May 5, 2015 Dave 2

We don’t owe Mexico anything, but just think for a moment about what is happening to one of our closest allies and trading partners as a consequence of our drug laws. The U.S. and Canadian […]

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Adult Drug Use

No Dampening of the Marijuana Black Market

January 8, 2015 Dave 0

An increase in the use of marijuana in states that have legalized it was widely predicted, but what is worse, and predicted only by a few, is that legalization has not dampened the black market […]

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Community Safety

Coming Soon: Breathalyzer Tests for Stoned Drivers

December 12, 2014 Dave 0

Chemistry Professor Herbert Hill, at Washington State University is working on a handheld device for use by officers in the field who suspect a driver is under the influence of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the happy ingredient […]